Tibetan Spaniel vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Compare the Tibetan Spaniel to the Lagotto Romagnolo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Tibetan Spaniels and Lagotto Romagnolos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Tibetan Spaniel and Lagotto Romagnolo are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Tibetan Spaniel is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Tibetan Spaniel is very easy to groom. The Lagotto Romagnolo has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the Tibetan Spaniel has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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Tibetan Spaniel vs Lagotto Romagnolo
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Breed NameTibetan SpanielLagotto Romagnolo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Height8-10 in.16-19 in.
Weight9-15 lb24-35 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryTibetItaly
Origin Year500 BC1400 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorNoYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 80°F25°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed16 mph18 mph
StrengthLowMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingMedium-HighNone
DanderMediumNone
Drool AmountLow-MediumNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameTibetan SpanielLagotto Romagnolo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameTibetan SpanielLagotto Romagnolo
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Juvenile CataractsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameTibetan SpanielLagotto Romagnolo
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Curly CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
WavyYesYes
StraightYesNo
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongYesNo
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
CreamYesNo
GoldYesNo
RedYesNo
SableYesNo
Silver SableYesNo
WhiteYesNo
BrownNoYes
Brown RoanNoYes
Off-whiteNoYes
OrangeNoYes
White & BrownNoYes